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Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers set to depart to Clippers

Nine-year coach to take the reins of Los Angeles

After nine seasons in Boston, during which he revived its storied basketball franchise and steered it to its first NBA championship in 22 years, Doc Rivers is set to leave the Celtics to become the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Celtics and Clippers reached an agreement Sunday, league sources said. The NBA still has to approve the deal, but it is expected to do so as early as Monday.

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